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9 09, 2017

Time Is The Enemy – The Climb #230

2017-09-09T11:27:41+00:00 September 9th, 2017|Games, Process, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Friday 8th September 2017 It’s tempting to think that whilst I’m sat here playing World of Warcraft and tracking friends who are chasing Hurricane Irma, that nothing is going on with the writing career. But the fact is that whilst I try and recharge, the manuscript is currently with my agent.  I got an update [...]

8 09, 2017

Levelling Up – The Climb #229

2017-09-08T15:29:57+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Games, Process, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Thursday 7th September 2017 This evening was spent going over the new draft of my friend’s short story.  I realise this is why I don’t offer to beta novels, as just a 4000 word story took me about 4 hours, which is quicker than the last time I read it. Still, given how many hours [...]

7 09, 2017

Developing A Thicker Skin As A Writer – The Climb #228

2017-09-08T15:25:36+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Process, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Wednesday 6th September 2017 Well my friend replied to my email with the comments on her story, so she’s still speaking to me.    But in a few IMs she did raise a good point.  How do you develop a thick skin when it comes to someone critiquing your story?  You should blog about it, she [...]

6 09, 2017

Guild Master – The Climb #227

2017-09-06T11:37:47+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Games, Process, The Climb|0 Comments

Tuesday 5th September 2017 So I appear to have a new World of Warcraft guild.  And by that I don’t mean I’ve joined a new guild. You see, I joined my guild back in the days of Wrath of the Lich King when Ulduar was the current raid.  We had some great times, including 9-manning [...]

5 09, 2017

Keeping Busy – The Climb #226

2017-09-05T12:18:01+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Games, Health, Reading, The Climb|0 Comments

Monday 4th September 2017 The day job definitely seems to be the source of my current spate of stress.  I’m still not exactly sure why though. I actually wondered whether I should be starting another writing project just to take my mind off things.  Perhaps this stress is all generated by the fact I have [...]

4 09, 2017

Fighting Fitter – The Climb #225

2017-09-04T12:18:46+00:00 September 4th, 2017|Games, Health, Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

Sunday 3rd September 2017 After a few days of mystery stress, I felt something approaching normal today.  I do feel like I’ve got a bit of a chill, so perhaps I have a touch of something.  It’s also possible that this is a result rather than a cause. Either way, whilst I’ve felt touches of [...]

3 09, 2017

Mystery Stress – The Climb #224

2017-09-04T00:24:57+00:00 September 3rd, 2017|Games, Health, The Climb|0 Comments

Saturday 2nd September 2017 I’ve been unable to figure out why but today I have been feeling so unbelievably stressed. The best way I can describe it is as if someone had turned the stress tap on and I couldn’t stop the flood.  What’s weird though, is that I’m unable to conclude what it is [...]

2 09, 2017

Stress Monkey – The Climb #223

2017-09-03T01:41:31+00:00 September 2nd, 2017|Health, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Friday 1st September 2017 As a writer you dream of a day when you might land a big publishing deal and be able to write fulltime.  You imagine the freedom of being able to write when and where you want. The downside of that dream is that as the possibility of getting a deal becomes [...]

1 09, 2017

Carvery Club? – The Climb #222

2017-09-01T12:17:56+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Games, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Thursday 31st August 2017 After yesterday’s various annoyances, I felt a bit better today.  I’m still missing my motivation and mojo but I felt being a bit more sociable today. Just as well as tonight was the regular meeting of Cake Club.  Although, I’m thinking we might need to change its name to Carvery Club [...]

31 08, 2017

Kill All Humans – The Climb #221

2017-08-31T12:32:06+00:00 August 31st, 2017|The Climb|0 Comments

Wednesday 30th August 2017 I’ve been in a weird mood today.  I’d like to attribute it to having come out a period of intense novel work, but in reality, I think people have just been pissing me off. It’s weird feeling to finish a draft of a novel.  You’ve had your head inhabiting that world [...]